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Uganda Police Force Recruitment: UPF Recruitment, www.upf.go.ug, The Uganda Police has opened its application portal for its 2023/2024 recruitment exercise. See requirement and how to apply for UPF recruitment 2023.

Uganda Police Recruitment

Uganda Police Recruitment Portal.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill vacancies in the Uganda Police Force below, See requirement and how apply for UPF recruitment below.

Uganda Police Force Recruitment is Now Out and is Open to all young Ugandians

We would like to inform the public that the 2nd batch of recruitment of 5000 police recruits has commenced. Applications are, therefore, invited from interested candidates.

The applications shall be transferred to Police Headquarters where a shortlist of successful candidates shall be processed and published for interviews at a date that will be released later.

All interested applicants are advised to read and acquaint themselves with the minimum eligibility criteria before they apply.  As a reminder they must;

  1. Possess a maximum academic qualification of UCE Certificate (O’level) or its equivalent with at least 4 credits including English and at least a pass in mathematics. Those who possess qualifications above UCE should NOT
  2. Be a Ugandan Citizen Valid National ID (NIN)
  3. Have no criminal record
  4. Be ready to undertake the requisite twelve months Police Basic Training Course.
  5. Be physically fit
  6. Ready to work long hours and at times under difficult conditions.
  7. Be ready to work in any part of the country.
  8. Possess good communication skills
  9. Must not be a former serving officers in any of the Forces


Candidates are advised to read the following instructions thoroughly before completing the Uganda Police online Recruitment Form.  Any incomplete or wrongly completed Form will be rejected and will not be processed.

How to Apply for UPF Recruitment

  • Hand written applications addressed to the IGP accompanied by
  • Certified copies of Academic documents
  • Photocopy of the National ID
  • Photocopy of the ID of the previous schools attended.
  • 3 recent Passport size photographs
  • Recommendation letters from LCI, LCII, LCIII and RDC (from the respective districts of recruitment).
  • All in the file folder which should be delivered to the Police District/Divisional Headquarters not later than 18th June.
  • Only shortlisted Candidates shall be invited from interviews on dates to be communicated.

We would like to further reiterate that the police is on equal opportunities employer and the process of recruitment is by rule and merit.  The effective recruitment into the force is subject to successful completion of the initial training.

Therefore, all applicants are warned against giving bribes or make attempts to influence the recruitment process through politicians, unscrupulous people, intermediary agents or policemen.

The public should know that being a police officer is more than a career, but a noble calling.  Any persons found to be giving false promises must be reported to the nearest police station, PSU or other Anti-Corruption Agency for investigation.




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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE Certificate) or its equivalent with at least two principal passes (those with equivalent qualifications, must obtain certification from UNEB). NB: Over qualified candidates should not apply.
  • Six credits at UCE with at least a credit in English and a pass in Mathematics,
  • Be physically fit and ready to undertake the requisite twelve months basic police course.
  • Possess no criminal record.
  • Ready to work long hours and at times under difficult conditions.
  • Ready to work in any part of the country.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Age: 18-25 Years

NB: All applicants be a Ugandan citizen

The Uganda Police Force recruitment 2023 – 2024 has officially begun, reach out to the official Uganda Police website @ https://www.upf.go.ug/job-opportunities/

Applicants must also fill in the Uganda Police recruitment Bio-Data Forms from the offices of the district commanders.The regional centres are the Police Training School Kibuli, regional Police headquarters at Jinja, Wakiso, Masaka, Mpigi, Moroto, Gulu, Arua, Hoima, Fort Portal, Masaka, Mbarara, Mbale and Soroti .It Should be Noted that After Successful recruitment, personnel are enrolled in the various police training schools such as Uganda Police Training School Kabayle.

Uganda Police Recruitment Centres

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their handwritten applications accompanied by photocopies of academic transcripts and certificates, three (3) recent passport size photographs and recommendation letters from LCI, LCIII and RDC (from the respective districts of recruitment) should be delivered in person to the recruitment centers on the following dates depending on your area of origin;

PTS Kibuli (Kampala Centre): Candidates from Mityana, Jinja, Nakaseke, Nakapiripit, Gulu, Lira, Zombo, Hoima, Kabarole, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Tororo, Mbale, Kaberamaido, Iganga, Bukwo and SheemPTS Kibuli (Kampala Centre): Candidates from Gomba, Luwero, Kamuli, Amudat, Apac, Nwoya, Nebbi, Kibaale, Kamwenge, Rakai, Isingiro, Kisoro, Kumi, Busia, Amuria, Kween, Mayuge and Bushenyi

Mukono Recruitment Centre: Candidates from Nakasongola, Butambala, Moroto, Buyende, Amuru, Agago, Arua, Buliisa, Bundibugyo, Lyantonde, Ntungamo, Bukedea, Katakwi, Butaleja, Buhweju, Kapchorwa and Namayingo  

Nagalama,  Mukono Recruitment Centre: Candidates from Kayunga, Mpigi, Adjumani, Kaliro, Kotido, Otuke, Maracha, Masindi, Ntoroko, Lwengo, Ibanda, Kanungu, Manafwa, Budaka, Soroti, Mitooma, Bugiri and Butambuli 

Entebbe Wakiso Recruitment Centre: Candidates from Buikwe, Kiboga, Luuka, Kaabong, Kitgum, Alebtong, Koboko, Kiryandongo, Kyenjojo, Kalangala, Kiruhura, Rukungiri, Bududa, Kibuku, Serere, Rubirizi, Sironko and Namutumba 

Kakiri Wakiso Recruitment Centre: Candidates from Kyankwazi, Buvuma, Abim, Lamwo, Dokolo, Oyam, Yumbe, Kyegegwa, Sembabule, Bukomansimbi, Pallisa, Kasese and Ngora
Kiira Division Wakiso Recruitment Centre: Candidates from Kalungu, Mubende, Napak, Pader, Amolatar, Moyo and Kole

You can visit the institution’s official website: https://www.upf.go.ug.

The Ministry of Defence under the Section of Uganda_Police Jurisdiction Conducts periodic Police Recruitment. The Requirements, Criteria, Forms and Training Schools have been indicated below. The Uganda Police_Recruitment is conducted usually during the first quarter of the year (January – March) or the Last quarter of the Month (August -November)

The Uganda National Police is the national police force of Uganda. The head of the force is called the Inspector General of Police. The current IGP is Martin Okoth Ochola. Ochola replaced former IGP, General Edward Kale Kayihura in March 2018. Applications are invited from in suitably qualified applicants for the Uganda Police Force UPF recruitment exercise. INTERESTED AND SUITABLY QUALIFIED members of the public can apply for any of the positions available at Uganda_Police Force above.



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Application Deadline: 18, June 2023

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  1. I would love to know the deadline for applications seems not to have been specified here however the day for recruitment was specified

  2. should we expect the release of shortlisted ppcs from uganda police force by the end of this week? text me on #0779317280/0756250086

  3. I am Nakisozi Margret aged 22,
    Thanks for the service, I would like to know the recruitment date 2021-2022 . have been waiting for an opportunity to serve my country.

  4. It’s is good massage but Will the spcs also join the same date for training or it has been terminated if there is clear answer please let us know.


  6. It would be great if recruitment was open to non-nationals as we now live in a very culturally diverse world. Also, the age limit needs to be reviewed as there are people from other countries with policing experience who would fit in nicely with the Ugandan Police.

  7. Hello, I would like to know when is recruitment beginning for upf 2022 to 2023 , am so much interested, you can inbox me or sms me on this number 0778555118 thanks

  8. Hello admin. I would like to know the recruitment dates for 2022-2023 intake. Are we allowed to attach the police certificates attained after SPC training course during elections? Thanks. Am MUGISA JOHN from Bunyangabu district. 0774174212 – 0753201576

  9. I salute you sir,well done i would like to know when is UPF recruitment of 2022.any update alert me on 0704791519/0781215798

  10. Comment:By names am Awekonimungu Rogers may i please know the recruitment date for this year 2022,thanks alot.

  11. Am Ronald Byomuhangi now if one has ranged from 26-29 yet he is to serve won’t he be allowed to apply

  12. Byomuhangi Ronald from Kitagwenda and when iwas looking on the list with recruitment Kitagwenda has not been seen we’re are we accountable for

  13. I registered for the Update Uganda National Identity Card but I haven’t received it and I would like to apply for the police recruitment so what should I do? Should i use citizenship application letter to apply? Update me on 0707639279 Thanks for your reply

  14. Will the SPC’s 2021 be able to join?,with all the required documents, what about those with valid driving license?.

  15. the information in my national identity is not corresponding to the information in my school documents, how can i be help at this point?

  16. It’s good information but SPC are they also allowed to apply or not, of yes,are they also supposed to start afresh the registration or they are areday in system.0781927818Hassan from mbale Uganda

  17. Good evening Sir/Madam. Am Mulanga Patrick from Budaka District. thanks for the wonderful message. But my request is that you gave us the recruitment centres but you did not indicate for us the dates so i don’t know how a person deep the village will know such that he/she travels to the respective centre. Thanks have a nice evening.

  18. Thanks for the update let’s all go okey cause I am One of those who served in the military forces as “releafs”thanks.

  19. I lost my national citizenship identity card application letter and my identity card is not yet out what should I do because I would like to join police.
    Reply me on 0707639279
    Thanks for your reply

  20. am anthony mbarara .i want to join this intake bt my age is 27 am i allowed coz i posses all requirements except age . 0777440876 let me knw be4 it is late

  21. Equal opportunity,
    I obtained a Basic principal in Journalism and mass communication from UMCAT. But I have physical impairment with eight years experience in both print and broadcast media, Can I apply?

  22. Hi afande, am michael. So there are some SPC which had been picked to be taken for training. are SPC attained after election also going to be considered amongst recruitment?

  23. Am BASENGA SHABAN from iganga district.
    I have my academic results for UCE & UACE but i do not have national ID ,am i allowed to apply with my NIRA forms.thanks.

  24. Yes commander iam ssembera Hussein from buwenge I was seconded to work in buwenge division as Spc will i be given chances to go back for training because I have applied from buwenge division jinja

  25. When is the next police recruitment in 2022? I confidently want to join the Uganda police force during the next police recruitment exercise in 2022

  26. When is the next police recruitment exercise in 2022? I confidently want to join the Uganda police force during the next police recruitment exercise in 2022. I am prepared to hear from you the next recruitment in 2020
    Please contact me on 0752610754 or 0772469053 in case of any Uganda police force recruitment update.
    Thank you very much
    BAGOOLE SIRAJE 0752610754

  27. When is the recruitment for Uganda police because we need our son’s but please help me because we need to know whether is going to be this month next year.0770657186

  28. Indeed am eager to join Ugandan police force and ineed access to.please notify me for any updates
    I will serve deliegently.

  29. Upf recruitment is always properly advertised but their real recruitment exercise is based on factors which will never improve their performance in this country.(tribalism,money and unnessesary restriction in terms of age limit,these cut out selvemotivated applicants from joining their journey against corruption).l Denish agea can do best in police career because I like the job but from mpigi I was the only unlucky applicant among the nine.i was denied the work.


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